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Autistic Adults Online

An ESRC-funded project investigating how autistic adults use social media to build and maintain relationships.

The aim of the study is to examine how autistic adults use social networking sites to maintain existing social relationships or create new ones. Understanding how autistic individuals use language, images, as well as different technological tools to communicate in social media is important for the design of environments that are inclusive of autistic user abilities and preferences. The study will help inform initiatives that use digital networking technologies to improve the quality of life of autistic adults.

The project runs from December 2020 to December 2022.

To learn more about how autistic adults use and experience social media, you can read personal experiences on our blog page.

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